Three takeaways from Green Bay Packers’ victory over Chicago Bears
Montgomery, Michael pack a 1-2 punch
That might be the only word capable of describing Ty Montgomery’s performance at Chicago. James Starks sat out with a concussion, and it’s fair to assume he’s lost his spot in the Green Bay backfield.
Montgomery continues to prove he’s no fluke, nor a gimmick when used in the backfield. The former third-round pick is the best running back on the roster, and he shows why on a weekly basis.
Montgomery averaged an incredible 10.1 yards from his 16 carries, finding the end zone twice. Continuing to disprove concerns over his durability, he took on the role as the lead back.
Christine Michael offered a perfect change-of-pace. The explosive back was used on just four carries, but he added an impressive 42-yard touchdown to send the Packers on their way.
Green Bay incredibly gained more yards on the ground (226) than through the air (225). Montgomery and Michael provided plenty of heat on a frozen day in Chicago. Running the ball successfully was always going to be key with Aaron Rodgers’ lack of mobility, but nobody expected quite the dominance we witnessed.